AUSTIN, Texas - Latino students and supporters at the University of Texas took part in a peaceful march and protest. Holding signs and chanting, student groups marched to the Fiji house Thursday in protest of a recent western-themed party where some guests were accused of dressing in a racially-offensive way.
Protestors want the university to be held accountable for the actions of all students.
Mari Villapando with U.T. Latino Community Affairs says, "They had people dressed in ponchos, sombreros. They had people dressed as border patrol. We find that very offensive in our community."
Villapando adds, "We are not a theme party. We are not a costume. We are not a prop for people to entertain with and we cannot allow for events like this that had happened in years before and it continues to happen here at the university."
Organizers hope the peaceful march will help other students talk about racism and be more aware of different ethnic groups at the 40 acres.
Earlier this week, the president of the Fiji fraternity told FOX 7 that it was not their intention to offend anyone.